FORT WALTON BEACH — The Veteran's Tribute Tower Committee will host the Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Beal Memorial Cemetery on Monday, May 27, at 10 a.m. During the traditional salute to our veterans and fallen comrades, guests and organizations are invited to place a fresh flower at the Community Wreath at the base of the flagpole and render appropriate honors. 

In order that appropriate homage is paid to the deceased veterans, we request that you arrive at the ceremony as early as possible and turn in your “Roll Call” listing of the names of veterans who have expired since Memorial Day 2018, with your organization’s name at the top. It is crucial that we receive your list of names prior to the ceremony. Lists can be faxed in advance to 850-302-0316 or emailed to

The event starts at 10 a.m. and concludes at 11 a.m. Please note this time change from previous years. It is an attempt to avoid the extreme heat of midday.

We also encourage you to join us for the Philharmonic Orchestra and The David Ott Singers on Sunday, May 19 at 3:30 p.m. for the free pre-Memorial Day concert “Thanking Whose Who Serve” at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

The inclement weather site will be the American Legion Post 235, 105 Hollywood Blvd., Fort Walton Beach.